Reporting Your Success

Reporting Your Success

Previously I wrote about measuring your success. And the next obvious step after measuring is to report (or at the very least note down or record). Hopefully, you have spent a little bit of time – not heaps, but not none – investigating what success means to you, and how you can measure it.

Living Your Priorities

Living Your Priorities

Being a successful researcher – either as an established academic, ECR or PhD student – requires you to progress different aspects of your research, at different speeds, at different times. Although I believe in any one week a successful researcher should be devoting time to reading, writing, […]

Using LinkedIn (As an Academic)

Using LinkedIn (As an Academic)

If you’re not sure how to use LinkedIn, perhaps think of it as a research conference.

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Mistakes People Make Writing Their Thesis

Some of the most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to writing their thesis.

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

Writing a Better Thesis, Dissertation or Journal Article

"It is your job to prevent people from reading your article in stupid ways"   I love that quote from Belcher (Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, p. 363).

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

A Better Way to Read Journal Articles

If you want to be a successful researcher, you'll need to read and cite lots of journal articles.

Six Things to Do to Be a Better PhD Supervisor

Six Things to Do to Be a Better PhD Supervisor

We need better PhD supervisors.1 Yes – students need to take control of their own destiny. Yes – students need to be more aware of their role in the research, and supervisory process. Yes – students should be self-informing about options beyond their PhD. But…

Should My PhD Supervisor Be a Mentor, Colleague or Boss?

Should My PhD Supervisor Be a Mentor, Colleague or Boss?

Starting a PhD is a big decision. And there are lots of choices to make. What university? What topic? What group? Not to mention your supervisor. Then of course there are the practicalities of life such as work, where you live, and who you live with.

Joining A Research Team Post PhD

Joining A Research Team Post PhD

Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5 Thus, as an ECR or PhD student it is a legitimate question to ask – should I join a team, build a team or […]

Should I Join a Team, Build a Team, or Go It Alone?

Should I Join a Team, Build a Team, or Go It Alone?

Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5

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